The 2,212-acre Hillcrest Wildlife Management Area (WMA) protects old fields, orchards, croplands, and scattered woodlots in the northernmost region of West Virginia. Game species traditionally hunted in the managment area include deer, grouse, squirrel, rabbit, turkey, pheasant, and mourning dove. Thw facility includes a 100-yard shooting range and an access road designed for Class-Q hunters. Camping is prohibited in the management area but is accommodated nearby at Tomlinson Run State Park.
Directions: Hillcrest Wildlife Management Area is located in northern Hancock County nine miles northeast of New Cumberland, WV, and five miles south of Chester, WV. To reach the management area from New Cumberland, follow Veterans Boulevard (highway WV-8) east to Gas Valley Road (CR-1/8). From Chester, follow highway US-30 south to Veterans Boulevard, and the latter south to Gas Valley Road.
The Hillcrest WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Hillcrest Public Hunting & Fishing Area.
Hotels near Hillcrest WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near the Hillcrest Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Northern Panhandle Region of southern West Virginia, in which the management area is located.